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Grow, Cook, Nourish by Darina Allen
  

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There are any number of books on veg growing, usually a bit depressing as there seems so much that can go wrong but there are fewer guides on what to do when it all goes right and you have a crop and even more miraculous you have a glut. (courgettes being the worst offender). So – you need a kitchen companion, a guide to growing and some inspiration for the cooking. Here it is, Darina Allen’s invaluable kitchen companion. As a self-taught gardener – and cook I’ve found a whole new information source in Grow, Cook, Nourish, the how-to is good, the recipes are fresh and inviting and most valuable of all – shows how much of a plant you can eat – runner bean leaves and young carrot tops for example. A five star book for any cook or gardener. ~ Sue Baker

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Grow, Cook, Nourish by Darina Allen

In Harvest, bestselling author Darina Allen draws on more than 30 years of experience gardening at Ballymaloe to take you through an extensive list of vegetables, herbs and fruits with each entry including explanations of different varieties, practicalinformation on cultivation, growing and maintenance, plus instructions for the best ways to cook produce as well as preserve and utilise a glut.

With more than 500 recipes, including a variety for every ingredient, Darina shows how to use your harvest to its full potential. Vegetables range from annual crops such as chicory, radishes and kohlrabi to perennials like asparagus and spinach. Fruits cover apples, currants and peaches plus more the more unusual and interesting myrtle berries, loquats and medlars. Plus acomprehensive list of herbs, edible flowers and foraged foods such as samphire, wild garlic and blackberries.

Reviews

'There's not much this gourmet grande dame doesn't know.' Nigel Slater, Observer Food Monthly

'Darina's beautiful and unpretentious vision of cooking is connected to the land.' Alice Waters

About the Author

Darina Allen is Ireland's best-known food ambassador and the bestselling author of Ballymaloe Cookery Course and Forgotten Skills of Cooking, which won the prestigious Andre Simon award in 2009. She campaigns for local produce, set up Ireland's first farmers' market and is on the board of The Soil Association. She has won many awards including the Guild of Food Writers' Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th September 2017

Author

Darina Allen

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Publisher

Kyle Books

Format

Hardback
640 pages

Categories

Cookery, Food and Drink

Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
Gardening: herbs
General cookery & recipes

ISBN

9780857832269

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